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Robert Glenn Wisecaver

Oct. 27, 1956 - Nov. 7, 2017

Date of Service: Nov. 18, 2017

Robert Glenn “Bob” Wisecaver

Robert Glenn “Bob” Wisecaver, age 61, of Salmon, Idaho and formerly of the Mini-Cassia Area, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in American Falls, Idaho.

Bob was born to Herbert Fredrick Wisecaver and Mary Juanita Butler Wisecaver on Oct. 27, 1956 in Twin Falls Idaho. He passed away due to a massive heart attack in American Falls on November 7, 2017. He is survived by his brother, Gary Wisecaver of Boise; his sisters, Carol Grosch of Rupert, and Ann Martin (Michael) of Boise; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by both parents and stepmother, Verneta Wisecaver and nephew, Jason Martin.

Bob spent his formative years on the family farm near Burley/Heyburn. He graduated from Minico High School in 1975 and attended diesel mechanics school at CSI in Twin Falls. He worked briefly as a mechanic at the John Deere dealership in Burley before returning to work on the family farm. After Herb retired, Bob started a turf farm and called it Hilltop Turf Farm and operated it for several years. Bob eventually left the farm and traveled around Idaho exploring the wilderness and mining for gold, eventually working in Boise helping to build several large retail buildings in the Boise and Nampa areas. For the last 15 years, Bob has been a truck driver for Transystems LLC hauling sugar beets for the Nampa and the Paul facilities. He appreciated the Transystems family and enjoyed working with the people there. His brother and sisters extend their gratitude for the generosity of the company and the thoughtfulness of the people he worked with.

Bob was a talented artist and his pen-and-ink drawings can often be seen in rural café’s and coffee shops around Idaho, oftentimes on napkins pinned to bulletin boards.

Bob was an independent spirit who loved nature and for a long time dreamed of owning a small piece of ground with a creek running through it. Bob finally fulfilled that dream a few years ago near Elk Bend, along the Salmon River. With a limited budget, he paid for the property and built a nice shop on it. He was almost ready to complete his dream by building a small house where he could retire and enjoy his dream.

Bob was one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. He was generous to a fault and even though he didn’t have much, he would happily share it. He was an accomplished talker and made friends with everyone. Bob could tell a two-minute story and take ten minutes to do it … and most people enjoyed hearing it. He was a funny guy, who often told jokes and always had a smile on his face.

Bob never had much money and always seemed to just get by; but he was rich in friendships. Bob leaves a lasting legacy of friendships that not many people can match. He will be missed by his family as well as all those people who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley.

Urn placement at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Twin Falls will take place at a later date.